Map of the Surrey County Council ward boundaries

Having previously described the upcoming Surrey County Council election on May 4th. Those readers curious about the ward boundaries for such as snazzily named Camberley East and Camberley West, should click on the map below, which links to the County Council website, and there you can expand it down to street level.

My following articles will post the statement of nominations for each of Surrey Heath’s six wards.

Election for councillors in Surrey Heath to Surrey County Council

There are local government elections on 4th May for councillors to Surrey County Council. There are six county council wards in Surrey Heath, each electing one councillor,

  1. Bagshot, Windlesham and Chobham 
  2. Camberley East
  3. Camberley West
  4. Frimley Green and Mytchett
  5. Heatherside and Parkside
  6. Lightwater, West End and Bisley

My observations are that some wards are have more candidates than others – Heatherside and Parkside ward has 7 candidates while Camberley East ward has just 3, the other wards have variously 4, 5 or 6 candidates.

The three major political party’s are represented in each ward, while UKIP and the Green Party are standing in just 4 of the 6 wards. Unusually, there are also a few candidates standing as independents, not a popular thing for Surrey Heath, although elsewhere in Surrey non-politically aligned candidates are more common.

I also note that there are many new candidates at this election, which is always good to see, as new people bring fresh enthusiasm and energy to their wards and to the county council.

I’ll post the statement of persons nominated for each over the next week – one a day.

EU Referendum results at electoral ward level

The BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum has published an analysis of the EU Referendum results in his article on Local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum.

Martin used the official results of the EU Referendum in 1,070 wards across the UK. It would be even more fascinating were Surrey Heath to have provided a ward-level breakdown of the EU Referendum results. The Election Data website has the interactive map, where you can zoom in to ward level. Note: Red = Leave and Blue = Remain.

Neighbouring council Rushmoor has published its election data at ward level [see screen capture from the interactive map], think I’ll ask why we, in Surrey Heath, have not.